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DONALD MILLARD ASHTON JR

  • Wall Name:DONALD M ASHTON JR
  • Date of Birth:10/17/1949
  • Date of Casualty:2/11/1969
  • Home of Record:EASTHAMPTON
  • County of Record:HAMPSHIRE COUNTY
  • State:MA
  • Branch of Service:ARMY
  • Rank:CPL
  • Panel/Line:32W, 10
  • Casualty Province:PLEIKU

JOHN ARTHUR BELFORD

  • Wall Name:JOHN A BELFORD
  • Date of Birth:8/16/1946
  • Date of Casualty:2/11/1969
  • Home of Record:DETROIT
  • County of Record:WAYNE COUNTY
  • State:MI
  • Branch of Service:NAVY
  • Rank:SN
  • Panel/Line:32W, 11
  • Casualty Province:VINH BINH

MACARIO S BANDA


is honored on Panel 32W, Line 10 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Final Mission of SP4 Macario S. Banda

    Posted on 8/9/17 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    SP4 Macario S. Banda was an infantryman serving with 2nd Platoon, A Company, 4th Battalion, 3rd Infantry, 11th Infantry Brigade, Americal Division. On February 11, 1969, 2nd Platoon, A Company, 4th/3rd, was conducting a sweep operation in the LZ Buff area of operations in Quang Ngai Province, RVN. The platoon had advanced to a small hill with a 30-degree incline where it stopped to rest. On the ground, they noticed signs of old G.I. garbage, including discarded c-ration cans. Unbeknownst to the troopers, the enemy had planted a pressure-detonated Bouncing Betty mine on the side of the hill concealed by one of the old c-ration cans. An explosion occurred and SP4 Banda was fatally injured. Seven others were wounded in the blast. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and americal4ofthe3.com]
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  • Remembered

    Posted on 11/7/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR SPEC 4 BANDA,
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A GRUNT. ELECTION DAY IS NEAR AND VETERANS' DAY IS APPROACHING - SO IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER AND HONOR ALL OF YOU. MAY THE SAINTS AND ANGELS GUIDE YOU. REST IN PEACE.
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  • Rest in Peace

    Posted on 4/26/15 - by donrich1575@yahoo.com
    I carried You into the E.R. on a mas casualty day and didn,t have time to pray over you . So very busy that praying over you is my clearest memory. Your Medic said it was quick so I accepted You had no time to suffer.I escorted You home but was no comfort to those who needed it as it took decades for V.N. to grant Me peace. God Bless You.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/23/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear SP4 Macario S Banda, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • We were together

    Posted on 6/1/13 - by Gilbert C. Aguilar gcaguilar@yahoo.com

    Not a day goes by that I do not remember that day. It's difficult to type with tears in my eyes. I was 15 feet in front of you when the mine went off. By the Grace Of God I'm still here. I know God has Blessed You In Haven.

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